Protesters lose in court; mayor says it’s time to go

The judge denied a motion that would protect the protesters from eviction from Dewey Square, where they have set up a tent city for more than two months.

Tea Party members get behind Gingrich

Newt Gingrich surged in recent polls, including at least two that have crowned him the latest Tea Party favorite - a precarious position that some doubt will last.

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Novartis mixing art, science

In a part of Cambridge filled with hulking science labs, Swiss medical giant Novartis AG is building a striking glass and granite building designed by noted architect Maya Lin.

Kingston, Mass. -12/07/11- Debbie Prescott, a breast cancer survivor, works on a quilt at Stitched in Stone. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (health)

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Two breast cancer drugs show promise

Two drugs tested in patients with advanced breast cancer significantly lengthened the time before their tumors worsened, according to research led by a Massachusetts General Hospital doctor.

US to keep morning-after pill restrictions

The nation’s health secretary overruled the FDA’s plan to lift restrictions on the sale of the Plan B pill to girls under 17 without a prescription.

Tech Lab

Taking a look at the new 3D sets

This year, 3D televisions are cheaper than ever, yet Americans just aren’t biting. What is wrong with this picture?

For Valentine, a daily whirlwind

Bobby Valentine’s life has been one of constant movement since Nov. 29, when he got the call that the Red Sox wanted him as their next manager.

“We applaud the judge for clearly recognizing the city’s authority to protect all of our residents, including those currently at Dewey Square.”

Mayor Thomas M. Menino 


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Pushed out of D.C., Berwick still focused on health care

Former administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Don Berwick said yesterday he worries about the future of Medicaid, as budget pressures threaten cuts to the program.


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Dassault Systèmes opens Waltham campus

The French product design software company officially opens its new North American headquarters today in Waltham, bringing together 850 employees into a sleek 27-acre campus.

Nation & World

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In this undated image provided by ABC, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad speaks with ABC News Anchor Barbara Walters for an interview airing Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, on ABC. Assad denied he ordered the deadly crackdown on a nearly 9-month-old uprising in his country, claiming he is not in charge of the troops behind the assault. Speaking to Walters in a rare interview that aired Wednesday, he maintained he did not give any commands

Syria’s Assad denies ordering deadly crackdown

Speaking to ABC’s Barbara Walters in a rare interview that aired yesterday, President Bashar Assad maintained he did not give any commands “to kill or be brutal.’’


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Conditioning a key in shortened season

With a lockout-shortened season, players and teams find themselves rushing to prepare for games, which some trainers think will give the Celtics an advantage.


Holiday Gift Guide

A beautiful Bloomingdales bag, one of the many little luxury stokstocking stuffers you could buy.

All they need for Christmas is a little luxury

This year, for most of us, it’s not going to be about big gifts. Instead, we’re thinking small but special, thoughtful pieces that we know they’ll love.


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Music Review

Boston Pops celebrate holiday season with mix of old and new

The first half of the performance was weighted with more sacred, serious, and classical fare, followed by a looser, secular round that leaned more toward pop.

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Black history through the lens of a smartphone

The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to a free “augmented reality’’ Black History app.